Product line malfunction caused McCoy’s plastic contamination, says KP Snacks

By Kacey Culliney

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KP Snacks full investigation identified product line malfunction as plastic contamination cause
KP Snacks full investigation identified product line malfunction as plastic contamination cause

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A production line malfunction was the cause of plastic contamination in four variants of McCoy’s potato chips, KP Snacks says.

The snack firm issued a precautionary recall on Saturday 30 across the UK after small plastic pieces were found in four multipack variants.

In an emailed statement to BakeryandSnacks.com, the company said the precautionary recall was prompted by a “small number of complaints” ​from consumers regarding small pieces of plastic.

“As a responsible food manufacturer, KP Snacks takes the issue of the quality of its products very seriously. A full investigation has been undertaken and we have isolated the cause to a malfunction of one production line at our Teesside factory.”

It said it is cooperating with the UK Foods Standards Agency (FSA) and Environmental Health Office on the matter.

Limited, precautionary recall

Products affected are a 6-pack and 15-pack of ‘the classics’ - salted, salt & malt vinegar and cheddar & onion – and two other 6-pack flavors; cheddar & onion and salt & malt vinegar all with Best Before dates of 15 June 2013 and 3066 code.

“We have undertaken a thorough review of these processes and procedures and are confident that the outlined batches were the only ones affected.”​ KP Snacks said.

“…We have comprehensive measures in place to ensure we maintain the integrity of our products at all times. These processes are continually reviewed to ensure we deliver the best possible products to consumers and our customers in line with our accreditation process.”

Related topics: KP Snacks, Snacks, Regulation & Safety

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